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At the Table

At the Table: Building a Better Spice Trade with Sana Javeri Kadri

The founder of spice company Diaspora Co. shares her recipes for chai and for transforming our broken systems of agriculture and trade. 

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Whip up some Kadak Spicy Chai while learning about the history of the international spice industry at this virtual demonstration and talk with Sana Javeri Kadri, founder of direct trade spice company Diaspora CoFor centuries, the traditional trade in spices across the globe has prioritized volume and profits at the expense of taste. Diaspora Co.’s mission is to create change by bringing the best spices from small Indian farms directly to your kitchen while supporting sustainable agriculture — decolonizing a commodity back into a seasonal crop and transforming a broken system into an equal exchange. In this At the Table event, Kadri tells us about partnering with farmers to cultivate heirloom varieties and explains how equity is at the heart of her work.  

Download a recipe for Sana's Masala Chai


Sana Javeri Kadri is the founder of Diaspora Co., a direct trade spice company working towards a radically equitable, sustainable, and more delicious spice supply chain. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, she has over a decade of experience in every facet of the food industry and supply chain from farm worker, to line cook, to marketing consultant. Diaspora Co., founded in 2017, aims to set a new standard for what equity in our food system can look like. Kadri lives between Mumbai, India, and Oakland, California. 

The Asian Art Museum is committed to being accessible to all. If the price of this virtual program is a barrier for you, please use the code VIRTUALACCESS for complimentary admission. This promotion can be applied under the “Promo Code” section on the Payment Information page. 

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